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BT Diamond IP Awarded U.S. Patent for Integrated Management of IPv4 and IPv6

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Unique hierarchical container structure solves complex IP management problem

El Segundo, CA -- BT Diamond IP, a leading provider of software and appliance products and services that help customers effectively manage complex Internet Protocol (IP) networks, today announced the awarding of U.S. Patent 7,623,547 for "Internet Protocol Address Management System and Method."

This patent describes an IP Address Management (IPAM) system which supports both IPv4 and IPv6 address space using a unique hierarchical container structure and block allocation techniques. The structure and techniques have been implemented in BT Diamond IP products, initially in the NetControl product and in its successor, IPControl.

"We are honored that our innovation is recognized and protected," stated Michael Dooley, VP of BT Diamond IP and one of the co-inventors. "This patent is a testament to our leadership in the IPAM industry. Our products now uniquely enable customers to simplify organization of address space and streamline allocation of address blocks and subnets based on this organization and associated policies."

U.S. Patent 7,623,547 was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on November 24, 2009.

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group's revenue was 21,390 million pounds Sterling

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. For more information, visit

About BT Diamond IP

BT Diamond IP is a leading provider of software, appliance products and services that help customers effectively manage complex IP networks. With an exceptional combination of networking, business and communication technology expertise, BT Diamond IP delivers the world's most integrated and reliable appliance and software products and services to meet the most demanding technical and business requirements. BT Diamond IP's advanced IP management solutions help businesses more efficiently manage IP address space across mid-to-very large sized networks, and BT Diamond IP's cable firmware management software helps broadband cable operators automate and simplify the process of upgrading and maintaining firmware on DOCSIS devices in the field. Customers include regional, national and global service providers and enterprises in all major industries. For additional information, please visit or call +1-800-390-6295 in the U.S. or +1-610-423-4770 worldwide.

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